In Stone Circles CD Gaining Sales - Live Concert Video
'In Stone Circles' is selling nicely! We recently attended the 2014 Jethro Tull Convention-40th Anniversary of Warchild after receiving an invitation from the show's producers. We had a fantastic time. See our Videos Page for the footage of the 11-09-14 performance.
Fred on Medical Furlough Until Spring
Fred has just undergone surgery on his left hand to replace an arthritic bone in his thumb. This is identical to the surgery performed on the right hand in February 2013. He is healing well and will be back to his instruments come spring 2015
Gary Lee Rollins CD 'Love View'
Released June 1!
'Love View', the new CD by Gary Lee Rollins was released June 1, 2014! Features Gary Lee Rollins on guitars, basses, and vocals; Fred Taylor on drums and percussion; James Clark on basses; Bob Ackerman on flute; and Adrian Van Batenburg on drums and percussion. A very eclectic album that is full of musical surprises. Produced by Fred Taylor.
Here's a selection from this great CD -
Look At Me
Available now at CDBaby
Also in production is the audio/video record of the 2nd Fred Taylor Trio gig at Cecil's Jazz Club, which occurred on January 30, 2010. The second album by Fred Taylor and Inquest is in final mix, and the Fred Taylor Quartet recordings featuring Gary Lee Rollins are also in final mix and package design.
FTM Distributes New Gary Stroutsos/Gary Rollins 'Tull' CD!
Gary Lee Rollins has teamed up with reknowned world music maestro Gary Stroutsos in creating a fantastic fresh realization
of the music of Ian Anderson. Featuring Gary Rollins on all guitars, mandolin, and vocals; Gary Stroutsos on wood flute; David Lanz on keyboards;
Keith Lowe on bass and David Revelli on drums and percussion.
Fred's Historic Recordings Now On Audio Files Page
In 40+ years of pro playing, I've worked with many artists playing all types of music. I'm now putting
the best of it up on our Audio Files Page! Be sure to
check these out and watch for more all the time. We're starting our fifth page now!
Fred Celebrating Fifty Years of Drumming!
Fred started out this landmark year by finishing two new drum tracks for the Gary Lee Rollins CD "Love View". Back and hip problems slowed him down earlier this year, but a new prognosis for the back is very favorable and a recent steroid injection has improved things enough so that Fred is performing and recording again. He does need surgery on his left thumb, similar to but more extensive than the 2013 procedure on his right thumb. This will probably take place late this year.
UPDATE! Hand surgery October 29; back to playing by April 2015!
Video Moving To FTM Home Page!
We're finally moving away from YouTube and starting to consolidate all of our materials on our own site.
For starters, we have the completed video of "Calypso's Island"
from Gary Lee Rollins's new CD "Love View".
More Videos On YouTube
Video from the January 2010 Fred Taylor Trio gig at Cecil's is now up on the YouTube site, along with several videos of Fred playing the new Sonor kit. Don't miss these great videos!
Newly Upgraded Studio Open For Business
Ivy House Studios has had a major upgrade with the 2014 MacPro. Running Logic, Cubase and ProTools, we are putting out a lot of audio and video product.
Call or e-mail for information.
The Ivy House control room
In The Studio
Fred Seeking Recording Projects!
Although known primarily for his jazz work, Fred has more than forty years' professional experience in all popular styles,
theater, and orchestral performance. Here's a very recent pop studio session for Gary Lee Rollins's new CD project: New Video!
He is currently seeking recording projects from those discerning artists who want the ultimate in musicianship and drumming skill.
A large variety of the finest vintage and modern drums is available, in addition to the best in Roland electronic kits. A fully-equipped
studio is located near Seattle, and currently runs Logic Studio, Pro Tools, and Cubase. It is equipped with full digital communication facilities
for complete flexibility. Please call 425-263-9046 or 425-418-7764 for more information.
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